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La Fontaine Guest House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at La Fontaine for a weekend. It is a very welcoming and charming place. Friendly staff, nice, spacious and cosy rooms, delicious breakfast, perfect location in a quiet street of Franschhoek but close to restaurants. Perfect then ! Thanks Kathie and Sharon !

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Cordele, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with the family while spending a couple of days in wine country. A very nice place to stay with friendly staff. The beds were comfortable and there was nice heating and a/c. The accommodations were varied but plenty of space for everyone. I would definitely stay there again.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a great pleasure having your extended family stay at La Fontaine Guest House. We certainly can cater for family groups as we have a family garden suite, Campbell House, our Victorian section where we can accommodate 8 people (adults + children) where you can gather together before going out to dinner and if... More 

Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I only stayed one night & it was raining, I still thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The inn is perfectly located in the center of town so I could walk for shopping & restaurants. The town is so quaint & the inn is homey. Also, they actually have working heaters if you are traveling in the winter which I appreciated... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Karen Thank you so much for your review. One of my aims of running La Fontaine guest house is to make a home from home experience where you can relax, put your feet up and enjoy what we have to offer. We prepare the rooms well in advance when it comes to heating to ensure that the rooms are... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We had a wonderful stay. The breakfasts were especially nice with locally sourced ingredients. Very nice, large bedrooms and the owners are super. If you want to walk around the town and enjoy the vibe of being in town, this is the place to stay.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Warren Thank you for your review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your weekend with us at La Fontaine. Yes, we are certainly lucky with our location - close to all the activity of the town, but yet situated in a quiet neighbourhood. We look forward to accommodating you on the next Bastille festival weekend. Book early to... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A group of 16 women from the USA visited South Africa and staayed at La Fontaine for sadly, just one night. All the rooms were lovely and the bathrooms were large too. We had a delicious breakfast which was prepared early for us due to our departure time to the airport and the spread was amazing, along with made to... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Simone Thank you for your review. One night is definitely not enough for a stay in Franschhoek but I can understand you had a long journey to get to South Africa and there is so much to experience in "a world in one country" as it has been described. We look forward to hosting your friends and family if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent homely welcome in an excellent guest house a stones throw from the main strip. Excellent breakfast. Recommended for anyone staying in the area. Room very spacious and opened out onto the pool. Owners on hand for any queries or advice on what to do including dinner reservations.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Patrick Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate as we have lived in the Franschhoek area for +-24 years and have seen this town grow from a small village to what it is today. We are thus able to impart true local knowledge to our guests. Our location is great as it allows guests to walk to... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at La Fontaine. The room we were in, Lavender and Vine were outside the house - with an inter-leading door which suited us perfectly as it was raining, and we were there with our daughter. The rooms were very comfortable, well heated and the fireplace was an exceptional bonus! So too were the sherry in... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Jackie. All the garden suites have wood burning fireplaces which is an added bonus, especially in the winter months. The Vine/Lavender combination is ideal for families, especially when they are adult children and need their own privacy but are close enough to their parents. These garden suites are very popular in winter where you can relax with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Wow we had the best time. Beautiful room with a gorgeous balcony right in the heart of town but quiet and relaxing. Wonderful hosts who were so friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. Also a great breakfast. The most beautiful place I've ever stayed. You will not be disappointed. So glad we stayed here

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MurrayFranschhoek, Manager at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Christina Thank you so much for your amazing review. It is so rewarding when all our hard work is recognised and truely appreciated. Although our location is so convenient as we are within close walking distance to the main street, it is very quiet and peaceful in our neighbourhood. Our main gardens are at the back of the property... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

La Fontaine Guest House was the perfect spot to stay for the weekend of the Franschhoek literary festival. It was so central that we could pop in in between sessions, it was very comfortable, the staff were friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend it.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Vicky Thank you for your review. The Franschhoek Literary Festival has been held for 10yrs and it has grown in popularity year by year to such an extent that you have to book a year in advance if you want to stay close to the different presentation venues! We are one of the sponsors and we make Campbell House... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

From the initial phone call to enquire about facilities and availability,to the electronic interaction, to a change of date, to the first face to face interaction, we found Kathie to be friendly, helpful, understanding and accommodating of our requirements. Finding user-friendly accommodation for two wheelchair users is not always easy, but we found the facilities at La Fontaine to be... More 

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Heidi It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay at La Fontaine in our wheelchair accessible room in Campbell House Room 3. You are both an inspiration to all as to how to cope and deal with a disability! Great attitude. I have taken note of the problem of the access to the vanity and I am sure... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $91 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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